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Jupiter Movie
« on: Oct 11, 2008, 01:53:35 »
Hi all,



this is the culmination of a broken corrector plate, a couple of hours capture and a couple of days of processing.



Enjoy!



The movie is on the bottom of the page.



http://www.asignobservatory.com/astrophotography/image_gallery/planets.aspx



Cheers, Baz.

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Re: Jupiter Movie
« Reply #1 on: Oct 12, 2008, 16:55:35 »

Baz,

Broken corrector plate?  That's simply terrible!  What on earth happened?  How did you repair it?

Mark

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Re: Jupiter Movie
« Reply #2 on: Oct 13, 2008, 00:22:12 »

Baz,

Broken corrector plate?  That's simply terrible!  What on earth happened?  How did you repair it?

Mark
I didn't. I am still waiting on quotes and info on replacing it as I beleive it has to be matched to the primary and secondary as a set. It may be worth buying a new socpe. It will never be top of the line again, but I was pleased with the results though. It's like running with a blister. Sure you can still run, but it hobbles you a bit.

The crack came from one of the screws holding the retaining ring on. Our winter this year was minus temps every night for a few weeks and I had a 20 degree spring day. It doesn't take a genius to see how it happened.

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Re: Jupiter Movie
« Reply #3 on: Oct 13, 2008, 11:41:19 »
Ouch!!   :roll:
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Re: Jupiter Movie
« Reply #4 on: Oct 13, 2008, 13:21:49 »
Baz,

Is that the scope you did all that hard work on - the Peltier cooling?  If so, you must be even more gutted.

Still, I reckon that crack would make very little difference to the final image except that it might disperse some extra light where you don't want it.  I might be wrong though ...

Mark


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Re: Jupiter Movie
« Reply #5 on: Oct 13, 2008, 16:16:32 »
It'll depend a bit how much the figure of the plate changed as a result of the stresses relieved when the plate cracked, I guess...